Mandioca Frita (Fried Yucca)
  1. Cut the skin off of the yucca, and cut the long root into about 4 inch long pieces. They should look about the size of a potato.
  2. Bring a pot of salted water to a boil. Add the yucca and simmer until you can insert a fork most of the way easily.
  3. Remove the yucca and cut into long strips (similar to french fries). We found it easiest to cut it into four wedges, then split the wedges in half again, then cut across each wedge lengthwise.
  4. Prepare a plate or half sheet pan with paper towels.
  5. In a dutch oven, heat oil to 350. Fry the yucca in batches until it's just golden and crispy, then remove and set on the paper towels. Season with salt and sprinkle with parsley to serve.
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